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Richard Cook

Richard Cook

Put a recognized and experienced trial attorney on your side.
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Civil Rights
  • Indiana
Claimed Lawyer Profile

After graduation from law school, I began working as a law clerk for the Honorable Andrew P. Rodovich, who served as a Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in Hammond, Lake County Indiana. I had a chance to see some of the best civil and criminal trial attorneys in action and deal with a broad and diverse range of legal issues, such as: environmental litigation, serious personal injury claims, civil rights claims, preliminary injunctions and complex criminal pre-trial motions.

Following my service as a law clerk, I worked as Deputy Prosecutor for the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office. I tried a number of jury trials which encompassed crimes including: capital murder, murder, rape, robbery, child abuse, OWI causing death, theft and criminal confinement.

From there, I went on to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana in South Bend, Indiana Division. There I handled a number of complex criminal matters involving crimes such as: conspiracy, counterfeiting, mail fraud, wire fraud, illegal drug manufacturing, racketeering and murder-for-hire.

I left the U.S. Attorney’s office in 1989, and during the following years I focused primarily on civil defense and plaintiff’s work.

The primary focus of my practice includes personal injury litigation, trucking collisions, medical malpractice, appellate practice, class actions, wrongful death, product liability, burn injuries, automobile collisions, environmental torts, civil rights and insurance coverage issues. I have participated in numerous trials and settlements resulting in verdicts/recoveries of up to eight figure dollar awards.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Civil Rights
    Discrimination, Employment, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
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  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Consultations are always free and you pay no attorney fees unless we make a recovery for you.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar  # 3996-45
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Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Directors
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American College of Trial Attorneys
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Super Lawyers
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American Association for Justice
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Contact & Map
Rich Cook Law
9165 Otis Avenue, Suite 235
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Telephone: (317) 324-8828
Cell: (317) 965-1363
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)